Fashion Model Interview With Crystal Ariana Gonzales
Q: Quick intro please, where were you born, ethnic background and what types of modeling are your favorites?
A: I was born in Espanola, New Mexico. I’m Celtic/European. I like artistic, story-telling (scenarios), fashion, and fun/exciting locations.
Q: How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
A: Tireless, Artistic, A Daredevil
Q: How would you describe yourself as human being in three words?
A: Devoted, Ambitious, Generous
Q: What’s controversial or unique about you?
A: I am my own person. I don’t follow, nor lead.
Q: Which celebrity have you been told you resemble (if any)?
A: Alanis Morrisette, Neve Campbell and I think a few others. I don’t think I look like anyone but, myself.
Q: Which ONE superpower would you choose to have?
Q: What are your turn ons and turn offs?
A: I love art and food. I hate liars and egocentrics.
Q: What is your favorite part about your body?
A: Just one? I like my shoulders. They’re so dainty. :)
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
A: The art and the story of each scene.
Q: Do you have any beauty / skin care tips or tricks to look fresh and rested for early morning photoshoots?
A: Nope. Just be prepared.
Q: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you on a photoshoot or fashion show?
A: I remember one fashon show, in which my jacket got caught, on my top. It wouldn’t come off. LOL
Q: Did you always wanted to be an model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model?
A: I DID get discovered by a corrupt agency. LOL! I had thought of it as a girl. I had always liked art and movies so…
Q: Which is your single most favorite (must have on a deserted island) magazine? Why?
A: I wouldn’t choose a magazine.
Q: What would you like to change about yourself if you can choose only one thing?
A: I’d get a smaller bone-structure.
Q: Have you had any negative experiences with model agencies, talent scouts? What are top 3 warning signs to look out for?
A: Oh yea! 1) Any agency that charges you, to represent you.
2) Any agency that makes you use their photographer and charges you.
3) Any talent scout who does the top 2 and ALSO has little to no record of their professionalism.
Q: What do you think about the show America’s Next Top Model? Who is cast, past winners, show format, etc.?
A: I think the reality shows are fixed. They just cost less to produce.
Q: What are your thoughts on beauty pageants, contestants and pageant moms?
A: I think they can be quite a let-down for a person, who’s not a professional beauty queen. Those things can be a LOT of work. Sometimes they are fixed as well.
Q: Would you work for a client that uses fur? What is the best way to balance personal beliefs and client needs?
A: No I would not. You need to discuss these things beforehand and respectfully keep your foot down.
Q: Do you do any type of charity work?
A: I do not work FOR a charity. I DO send donations, year round, to communities in need. I sign petitions and send out letters (animals, people, environment, politics).
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would’ve told you ?
A: That you don’t have to pay a real agency, for anything. Also, check the background of anyone who offers a job (EX: No information on them *RED FLAG*). Be sure you understand everything about the contracts, before signing.
Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
A: I’m gonna stick with art modeling and see where it goes. I’ll be trying different fields too. I believe that you choose your own path.